I walk alongside people, teams and communities in support of resilience & wellbeing, recovery from trauma and pathways to justice. My approach is collaborative, compassionate and pragmatic, and considers the political, social, cultural and environmental contexts of people’s lives.
People consult with me about wide-ranging concerns - for example:
• sustaining wellbeing and resilience through challenging times
• healing from trauma
• navigating significant transitions
• recovering from burnout and vicarious trauma
• engaging in redress for institutional abuse
• facing climate breakdown and environmental destruction
I offer teams, organisations and community groups skill building in trauma-informed practice, debriefing and wellbeing support - for example:
• Aboriginal services
• staff in social services
• health professionals
• advocacy groups
• organisations implementing redress programs for institutional abuse
Meditation, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Somatic Psychotherapy, Transpersonal, Trauma-Informed
I tailor my services to the specific circumstances, preferences and hopes of each person and organisation, drawing upon a diverse skillset.
You can find out more about my approach and ethic of practice from these interviews:
'Shifting the Lens on Psychology 2: Colonialism and Practice' - an interview with Megan Williams, Head of Girra Maa Indigenous Health Discipline at the University of Technology Sydney
'Transforming personal and planetary trauma' - an interview with Nicole Gruel, transformational coach
I am a perpetual student and keep up to date with current developments. Currently I am studying Master of Narrative Therapy & Community Work.
I consult with several supervisors, including cultural and clinical guidance from Aboriginal mentors.
I teach and present in diverse contexts, e.g. trauma-informed clinical skills, working with adult survivors, implementing trauma-informed redress, sustaining resilience when working with survivors, psychological responses to climate & ecological crisis.
I have held service delivery, management and board roles across health, government, education, community, legal and professional services organisations. Please see my LinkedIn profile for further details: www.linkedin.com/in/merleconyer
In person in Crows Nest, Sydney
Via e-video and telephone
Onsite at agencies
Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor
I walk alongside people, teams and communities in support of resilience & wellbeing, recovery from trauma and pathways to justice. My approach is collaborative, compassionate and pragmatic, and considers the political, social, cultural and environmental contexts of people’s lives. ...